Project Coordinator

Fairfax, Virginia
$88,953.90 - $148,257.62 Annually
Dec 03, 2022
Dec 24, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works in a collaborative team environment and responsible for the supervision and management of personnel in a Watershed Projects Implementation Branch and management of all assigned and related functions. Leads in the development, coordination, management and implementation of the Capital Improvement Plan containing multiple stormwater projects including stream restorations, detention basin retrofits, site retrofits, flood control/mitigation, and other water dependent or environmental facilities to achieve regulatory compliance and established watershed planning, flood mitigation and dam safety goals and objectives. Provides leadership, guidance, oversight, training, mentoring and direction to assigned engineers, project managers, landscape architects, technicians and other technical specialists. Responsible for the work prepared by the individuals assigned to the branch and under his/her direct supervision. Develops and manages project scopes of work, budgets and schedules. Negotiates, manages and ensures the work of professional engineering and consulting services firms complies with contract and schedule requirements. Serves as the project manager for complex and/or sensitive stormwater capital improvement projects. Requires extensive project management and stormwater project implementation experience and knowledge of local, state and federal codes and regulations. Provides responsive and effective communication orally and in writing. Regularly represents the agency and provides presentations, reports, and information on project related matters to elected and appointed officials, federal and state agencies, county senior staff, outside agencies and residents. Responsible for maintaining excellent relations and ensuring projects are properly coordinated with all stakeholders. May be called upon to serve as expert witness in court cases, claims, public hearings, appeals boards, or the state legislature.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, or a related field, and six years of progressively responsible experience in or affiliated with land planning and/or redevelopment.

A valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

Three or more years of demonstrated successful supervisory, leadership, teamwork and program/project management skills. Three years' experience overseeing the professional work of engineers, project managers, landscape architects and technicians. Three years' experience successfully managing stormwater capital improvement projects from concept, through design and construction utilizing professional service engineering contracts. Three years' experience reviewing and analyzing construction plans and specifications. Three years' experience demonstrating extensive knowledge and experience implementing stormwater projects including stream restoration design using natural channel design methodologies, and stormwater facilities through applicable federal, state and local codes and regulations. Three years’ experience of strong oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate effectively. Three years' experience demonstrating the ability to establish collaborative relationships with staff, outside agencies, residents, environmental groups and government leaders, and the ability to lead and build teams through collaboration and development and implementation of effective and efficient processes.

Ability to drive a motor vehicle. Ability to perform field investigation on storm drainage, flood proofing, channel restoration, regional pond construction and other stormwater improvement type projects. Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment; including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, and personal fall arrest harness. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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